Well, in true Abbie fashion I am running behind in getting our pictures up! I just sorted through and picked out a lot of them…from our first day. There will be more in future posts!
This is Alex just before take-off on his very first flight. The anticipation was almost more than he could handle and he was very nervous. The second the plane left the ground, though, he was all smiles. “That wasn’t so bad!”
First we had to stop through Raleigh, NC for a night so Daddy could speak at WordCamp. Here is Alex waiting for the cab to take us to the college where WordCamp RDU was being held.
He waiting patiently in the auditorium…
As soon as Shayne was done, we caught our flight to NYC and crashed at the hotel. The next morning, we grabbed breakfast by the hotel. Alex didn’t quite approve of the un-Texan breakfast. 😉
Then we were off to catch our ride on the NYC Ducks. It’s an amphibious vehicle that boards in the middle of Times Square, drives through Manhattan…and then off into the Hudson river to relive Henry Hudson’s journey.
Alex with the NYC Duck.
The duck gave us all quackers.
Alex wasn’t sure what to think as we entered the river…
As a rule, I don’t care much for being aboard boats, but this was a really enjoyable (and very chilly!) ride. Here’s Dad taking it all in…
We had a great view of the Intrepid and the Empire State Building.
Once we were back on land, we stopped by a few places in Times Square….one of them, the M&M store.
Empire State Building time! Alex was just adamant about going up in the ESB because he loves the scene in James & the Giant Peach when the peach lands atop the building and James has finally made it to New York.
The line wasn’t terrible and the time passed rather quickly while we visited with the people waiting with us.
Daddy helped Alex look through the binoculars.
Considering how crowded it was on the observatory, I was surprised at the almost silent atmosphere. It was incredibly peaceful up there and we really enjoyed ourselves.
A view looking up at the needle from the 86th floor:
Another shot of my boy enjoying the view and the peace way up above the busy, noisy city.
And…me & my boy.
So, there are some highlights from Day 1 (and the Raleigh part…). We have something like 850 pictures, but I’ll spare ya most of them. 😉